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Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2007 Mar;149(3):325-8; discussion 328. Epub 2007 Feb 21.

Spinal spindle cell haemangioma: an atypical location.

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"Ljudevit Jurak" University Department of Pathology, University Hospital "Sestre milosrdnice", Zagreb, Croatia.


We present a case of the 31-year-old male patient who complained of weakness in both legs and progressed slowly. Neuroimagine of the thoracic spine showed an intraspinal, extradural mass lesion, measuring 5.3 x 1.2 cm at the Th1-Th3 level. Histologically the lesion was a spindle cell haemangioma composed of dilated vascular spaces and a proliferation of bland appearing interspersed spindle cells. Immunohistochemical analysis was diffusely positive for VIM, SMA and focally for CD34. This lesion is uncommon and shows a predilection for distal extremities. Spindle cell haemangioma within the spine has not been previously reported in the literature.

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